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Could You Be A Criminal? US Supports UN Anti-Free Speech Measure (Flashback - Resolution 16/18)
Forbes ^ | 12/30/2011 | Abigail R. Esman

Posted on 09/14/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT by bronxville

RESOLUTION 16/18

[...] An initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (formerly Organization of Islamic Conferences), the confederacy of 56 Islamic states, Resolution 16/18 seeks to limit speech that is viewed as “discriminatory” or which involves the “defamation of religion” – specifically that which can be viewed as “incitement to imminent violence.”...

Initially proposed in response to alleged discrimination against Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11 and in an effort to clamp down on anti-Muslim attacks in non-Muslim countries, Resolution 16/18 has been through a number of revisions over the years in order to make it palatable to American representatives concerned about U.S. Constitutional guarantees of free speech. Previous versions of the Resolution, which sought to criminalize blasphemous speech and the “defamation of religion,” were regularly rejected by the American delegation and by the US State Department, which insisted that limitations on speech – even speech deemed to be racist or blasphemous – were at odds with the Constitution. But this latest version, which includes the “incitement to imminent violence” phrase – that is, which criminalizes speech which incites violence against others on the basis of religion, race, or national origin – has succeeded in winning US approval –despite the fact that it (indirectly) places limitations as well on speech considered “blasphemous.”

What’s worse, the measure codifies into the UN agenda support for the very notion democracies now wrestle with, and which threatens to destroy the very fabric of our culture: tolerance of the intolerant, or rather, the question of whether a tolerant society must also tolerate ways of life that are intolerant – that oppress women, say, or advocate violence against homosexuals, or force strangers to marry against their will.[...]

READ MORE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abigailesman/2011/12/30/could-you-be-a-criminal-us-supports-un-anti-free-speech-measure/

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: unresolution1618

1 posted on 09/14/2012 2:20:18 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville

FUUN!!


2 posted on 09/14/2012 2:22:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: bronxville

Not the US ,it’s the Democrats


3 posted on 09/14/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by molson209
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To: bronxville
Any criticism of Islam, however benign, can be an “incitement to imminent violence” ... by the Muslims.

4 posted on 09/14/2012 2:28:13 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: bronxville

Trust me I’m gonna be a criminal if offending the turd burgling, goat suckers is a crime.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 2:32:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bronxville

This article was posted back in 2011


6 posted on 09/14/2012 2:41:23 PM PDT by elephant
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To: elephant; All

Could you please link it because this specific article didn’t come up under a title search. If it’s linked it can only add to our discourse. Also please note my message in the title stating the post is a “flashback”.

Does this Resolution have anything to do with what’s going on now...who knows...all I do know is that the Muslim Brotherhood have been fighting for this resolution for decades. It’s part of their “want list” - control being the ultimate goal.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

At the rate this country is deteriorating, speaking one’s mind openly may become a dangerous, punishable, revolutionary act.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: bronxville

I agree this is part of their wish list but I only wanted to point out the article was from last year.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 2:52:37 PM PDT by elephant
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To: BitWielder1

Who arbitrates what is “incitement to imminent violence”?

And violence by whom?

If drawing a caricature of the Prophet incites violence by Islamic radicals to the tune of riots, arson, and murder, all sanctioned by the IOC itself – then drawing such a caricature (or writing a book like the Satanic Verses) will constitute a criminal act which is what the OIC is aiming for. The Pope could be put in jail for talking about Islamic history at a Catholic University. One could go on but we can say immediately - under the First Amendment. But what if that’s removed? Islam doesn’t have free speech but they do have permission to kill and maim in defense of their religion. Speech gone...who will have free reign?


10 posted on 09/14/2012 2:53:59 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: elephant

Yes, thank you elephant, which is why I mentioned it as a “flashback” in the title.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 2:56:12 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville
The United Nations and the camel jocks? Those guys are fags!
12 posted on 09/14/2012 2:56:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: bronxville; All

13 posted on 09/14/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TexasRepublic

Hey if they try anything you and I both know that it will be one of the last things they do. Look up Oathkeepers.

People all over America are ready. If this ever got violent, the left goes down in flames. Let us pray we can just vote Obama out in November even with his hundreds of thousands of dead voters, illegal immigrant voters and scam artists helping him.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by DebraAI
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To: Jim Robinson

“FUUN!!”

Ditto that...who knows what the emptychair has given away. The way himself and Hillary are acting is like we don’t have a first amendment.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: elephant

It’s a good thing to remind everyone of this U.N. attempt to stifle free speech globally, especially against the Muzzy religion. This is one of the reasons why the Obama Admin and Hillary Clinton and Jay Carney are constantly repeating the meme that this latest outbreak of Jihadism is caused by a 14 minute video trailer of a now suspect movie that probably doesn’t exist, and could have been concocted precisely as a cover to incite the current outbreaks of the Muzzie world. This lie being perpetrated by the Obama Admin is to give them cover for their support of the latest iteration of the U.N. resolution against incitement to riot by attacking religion, in particular the Muzzie religion. Obama and company want desperately to vote for this U.N. resolution, and blaming the current riots by Muzzies on this 14 minute video trailer gives them the opportunity to act on their current attempt to shut down free speech worldwide. I suspect there will be an attempt to pass this resolution before Obama is kicked out of office.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 3:04:51 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: bronxville

You can have free speech as long as it doesn’t upset anyone.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

I guess the best thing is to keep your mouth shut but I always must have the last word. Yikes!


18 posted on 09/14/2012 3:07:31 PM PDT by elephant
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To: flaglady47; mickie
Your post says in a nutshell what every freeper should read RIGHT NOW......to be informed!!!!!!!

Leni

19 posted on 09/14/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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Bump


20 posted on 09/15/2012 4:22:27 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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